Gallery 4, Episode 5 - Meeting Twenty-Three
Alain de Botton, a documentary maker and lover of art and philosophy, provides the museum with the world's first High Street psychotherapist - so you can just pop in and pay for someone to listen to you for a whole hour.
Sara Wheeler, who was once Antarctica's writer in residence, and who considers herself a writer more than an explorer, gives a carved walrus baculum, which is a penis bone. At two feet long it is the largest baculum, pro rata, for any mammal in the world.
The comedian, winner of three episodes of Countdown, and one of the many people competing to be the world's oldest man Alex Horne, donates to the museum the word "dord", a "word" meaning "density" which was accidentally included into the dictionary even though it does not exist.
- Monday 31st October 2011
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|John Lloyd||Host / Presenter|
|Dave Gorman||Host / Presenter|
|Alain De Botton||Guest|